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NCJ Number: 34380 Find in a Library
Title: PROCESS AND IMPACT OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Author(s): E ELDEFONSO; A R COFFEY
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 215
Sponsoring Agency: Glencoe Publishing Co, Inc
Encino, CA 91316
Sale Source: Glencoe Publishing Co, Inc
17337 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TEXTBOOK EXAMINES THE JUVENILE'S PERCEPTIONS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE PROCESS AND THE IMPACT OF THE SYSTEM ON THE JUVENILE FOR EACH STAGE OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE PROCESS FROM INVESTIGATION TO DISPOSITION.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THE PROCESS AND IMPACT OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM BY JUXTAPOSING EXPLANATIONS OF EACH STAGE OF THE PROCESS WITH NARRATIVE AND DIALOGUE BASED ON A SERIES OF FICTIONAL JUVENILE CASE HISTORIES. EACH OF THE FIVE CASE HISTORIES - THREE THAT FALL IN THE DELINQUENT CATEGORY AND TWO THAT ILLUSTRATE THE PLIGHT OF NEGLECTED AND ABUSED CHILDREN - REPRESENTS A COLLATION OF CHARACTERISTICS FROM HUNDREDS OF ACTUAL CASES. THE CASE HISTORIES TRACE THE LIVES OF THE FIVE JUVENILES FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH ENCOUNTERS WITH THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THE FINAL DISPOSITIONS. AMONG THE SPECIFIC TOPICS INVESTIGATED BY THE AUTHORS ARE DEFINITIONS OF DELINQUENCY; THE PROCESS OF JUVENILE INVESTIGATIONS; THE PURPOSES, OPERATIONS, AND IMPACT OF THE JUVENILE COURT; PROBATION SUPERVISION; JUVENILE INSTITUTIONS; AND THEORIES ON THE CAUSES OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEEDS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE OFFERED IN THE FINAL CHAPTER. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Case studies; Course materials; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile processing
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